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Limestone formations of the Ghar al Hashshab (Cave of the Arrow Maker) caves at Jebel Qara (Qara Mountain). Walking through the narrow passages has an eerie feeling to it.

Erosion over the years has given these formations their peculiar shapes. Once inside the caves, there are a number of passageways with some blocked by large boulders that have fallen from the ceiling over the years. Forces of erosion are so great that in some areas the caverns are open to the piercing sunlight from above. Dark and cool chambers of the cave are sometimes used by the locals to escape from the hot summer afternoons.

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